Hey guys - need some help with my PC!
I just turned on my desktop PC (after having been switched off for about 3 months) and it booted up into Windows XP. But then it crashed. So I turned the computer on&off again, this time it wouldn't even boot up into windows.
It got to the windows logo screen then rebooted itself. I continued turning the PC off then on again and it continued to either reboot itself at the windows logo screen or freeze at the same screen.
Then the monitor stopped working, and I tried putting a new graphics card in the PC but the monitor still didn't work.
On further inspection inside the PC, about 5capacitors on the motherboard near the AGP slot appear to have some kind of brown stuff coming out the top / bottom.
Am I right in thinking that the motherboard is bust? Or does this weird capacitor phenomenon just happen with age?
Should I replace the motherboard or buy a new mobo-cpu-ram bundle?
Specs are as follows (I built this PC 5 yrs ago):-
Motherboard - Jetway V266B
CPU - Athlon XP 1600+
RAM - 1GB PC2100 DDR
Graphics - AGP card
Plus 2xHDD and 2xDVD drive